Residents of Archdiocesan Housing received dinner, games in COVID-19 relief effort
To help feed and provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, Footers Catering created 750 meals for struggling families who are living in affordable housing units operated by the nonprofit Archdiocesan Housing.
“When we received an anonymous donation, earmarked to serve an in-need population stricken by food insecurity, we reached out to our long-time client Catholic Charities,” said April Lambatos, owner and COO of Footers Catering.
A team of volunteers delivered the dinners in May to families living in low-income units across the Denver Metro area. The deliveries included donated games, puzzles and popcorn from Archdiocesan Housing.
The Denver-based Footers Catering received an anonymous $10,000 grant to provide the dinners to bring relief to those who are struggling with food insecurity and greatly impacted by COVID-19. The chosen recipient was Archdiocesan Housing Inc, a subsidiary of Catholic Charities, which operates 30 affordable housing complexes across northern Colorado and Wyoming.
“This means the world to us to be able to provide something to help our families living at in our communities our complexes,” said Cathy Vannerson, Vice President of Housing Management Services of Archdiocesan Housing. “By teaming up with our friends at Footers Catering, we are thrilled to be able to serve our working families through this very difficult time as they worry about being able to provide food or worry about getting sick. We are so thankful to Footers Catering for this opportunity to share these gifts with our residents.”
Footers and Archdiocesan Housing are also challenging the community to match the $10,000 donation so that more residents in its affording units will receive meals in subsequent deliveries. Both organizations are asking the community to double the amount to be able to provide 2,400 meals for future deliveries to low-income families in the same communities.
“With a successful match campaign, we will be able to grow the generous donation we received, and our goal is to provide at least 2,500 meals for families in need. We are so grateful for the opportunity to provide hope and support for the individuals served by Archdiocesan Housing, and to our Footers Catering Family as well,” said Lambatos.